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Central Grocers Cooperative

Data: North America

  • Location: Franklin Park, Ill.
  • Top Executive: Jim Denges, president and CEO
  • Corporate Stores: 29
  • Sales in $ Billions: 1.6 est.
  • Date FY Ends: 8/1/09
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Central Grocers declined to indicate what percentage of total sales are done by corporate stores. The company signed a transition agreement with Certified Grocers Midwest, Hodgkins, Ill., in late May that will enable it — beginning in spring 2009 — to take over an estimated 80% of Certified’s volume, amounting to approximately $450 million on an annualized basis.